Period
to 10 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 293 298 349
Rank change year-on-year +5 +51 -12
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 371 385 643
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.83% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 3.63% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 234 364
10th Percentile £318 £361 £313
25th Percentile £409 £425 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £538 £475
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +13.16% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £723 £646
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 19
10th Percentile £22.47 £24.64 £14.91
25th Percentile £32.51 £35.56 £21.34
Median hourly rate £38.00 £47.45 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year -19.92% +63.62% -10.13%
75th Percentile £49.13 £52.13 £50.63
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.63 £51.54
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £46.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year -18.10% +60.00% -5.69%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,434 10,594 16,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.33% 22.76% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,092 6,836 10,417
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £568
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +1.58% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 383 668
10th Percentile £14.56 £14.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.50 £16.94
Median hourly rate £38.71 £27.50 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.76% -8.33% +33.33%
75th Percentile £50.21 £47.97 £47.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.50 £53.15
UK median hourly rate £38.71 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% - +34.83%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 10 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 240 £550 - 123
South East +64 59 £463 -2.63% 91
North of England +44 18 £450 -7.69% 48
North West +19 14 £450 -7.69% 27
East of England +29 13 £500 +26.18% 28
South West -3 10 £642 +21.71% 22
Midlands +20 8 £663 +89.29% 44
West Midlands +7 6 £725 +70.59% 30
Yorkshire +19 4 £450 -8.63% 14
East Midlands +13 2 £363 +20.83% 14
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 371 (100.00%) Degree
2 369 (99.46%) Computer Science
3 157 (42.32%) Social Skills
4 141 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (33.69%) Finance
6 105 (28.30%) DevOps
7 94 (25.34%) AWS
7 94 (25.34%) Java
8 91 (24.53%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (23.99%) Python
10 80 (21.56%) Azure
11 71 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
12 67 (18.06%) Microsoft
13 65 (17.52%) SQL
13 65 (17.52%) Microservices
14 60 (16.17%) Git (software)
15 56 (15.09%) Jenkins
16 54 (14.56%) Scrum
16 54 (14.56%) Security Cleared
17 53 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 48 (12.94%) Master's Degree
19 44 (11.86%) Banking
20 43 (11.59%) Software Engineering
20 43 (11.59%) Linux
21 41 (11.05%) SC Cleared
22 39 (10.51%) Project Management
22 39 (10.51%) OO
23 38 (10.24%) Windows
23 38 (10.24%) C#
24 37 (9.97%) HTML

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.58%) Apache
2 14 (3.77%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.77%) Confluence
3 13 (3.50%) CMS
4 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.16%) Red Hat Fuse
5 8 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (1.62%) Luigi
7 5 (1.35%) Apache Qpid
7 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.35%) FileNet
7 5 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.08%) IIS
9 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.81%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.58%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Houdini
5 2 (0.54%) Maya
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.54%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.27%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.27%) TrackWise
2 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 94 (25.34%) AWS
2 80 (21.56%) Azure
3 32 (8.63%) GCP
4 20 (5.39%) Microsoft 365
5 15 (4.04%) GitHub
6 14 (3.77%) Amazon EKS
7 13 (3.50%) Power Platform
8 12 (3.23%) SaaS
9 9 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (2.43%) PaaS
10 8 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 8 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.16%) Serverless
11 7 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.89%) IaaS
12 6 (1.62%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (1.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 5 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.35%) Azure Logic Apps
14 4 (1.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.04%) Firewall
2 14 (3.77%) DNS
3 12 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.96%) DHCP
4 11 (2.96%) HTTP
4 11 (2.96%) LAN
4 11 (2.96%) WAN
5 10 (2.70%) IPsec
5 10 (2.70%) POP3
5 10 (2.70%) SMTP
5 10 (2.70%) SNMP
5 10 (2.70%) VLAN
5 10 (2.70%) VPN
6 6 (1.62%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.08%) Skype
8 3 (0.81%) Internet
8 3 (0.81%) Network Security
9 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.54%) Intranet
9 2 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.01%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.85%) Hadoop
5 16 (4.31%) Big Data
5 16 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (3.50%) Power BI
7 8 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.16%) Tableau
8 7 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (1.89%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.62%) DB2
9 6 (1.62%) MySQL
10 5 (1.35%) Azkaban
10 5 (1.35%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (16.17%) Git (software)
2 56 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 32 (8.63%) JIRA
4 19 (5.12%) Maven
5 11 (2.96%) Cucumber
5 11 (2.96%) Selenium
6 7 (1.89%) JUnit
6 7 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.35%) Postman
7 5 (1.35%) Protractor
7 5 (1.35%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.08%) GitLab
8 4 (1.08%) Gradle
8 4 (1.08%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.81%) git-flow
9 3 (0.81%) webpack
9 3 (0.81%) Zephyr
General
1 157 (42.32%) Social Skills
2 125 (33.69%) Finance
3 71 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (11.86%) Banking
5 20 (5.39%) Front Office
6 19 (5.12%) Public Sector
7 16 (4.31%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (4.04%) Investment Banking
8 15 (4.04%) Marketing
9 14 (3.77%) Retail
10 13 (3.50%) Electronics
10 13 (3.50%) Manufacturing
11 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
12 8 (2.16%) Financial Institution
12 8 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.35%) French Language
13 5 (1.35%) German Language
14 4 (1.08%) Games
14 4 (1.08%) Wearables
15 3 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 111 (29.92%) Developer
2 43 (11.59%) Analyst
3 36 (9.70%) Architect
4 35 (9.43%) Java Developer
5 24 (6.47%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.20%) Python Developer
7 20 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (3.77%) Data Engineer
10 12 (3.23%) Consultant
11 11 (2.96%) Business Analyst
11 11 (2.96%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.43%) Business Systems Analyst
13 9 (2.43%) SQL Analyst
13 9 (2.43%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (2.16%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 8 (2.16%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 8 (2.16%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.97%) HTML
2 33 (8.89%) Kafka
3 32 (8.63%) REST
4 30 (8.09%) CSS
5 28 (7.55%) Middleware
6 27 (7.28%) AngularJS
7 24 (6.47%) Spring
7 24 (6.47%) Web Services
8 23 (6.20%) React
8 23 (6.20%) RESTful
9 20 (5.39%) .NET
10 19 (5.12%) XML
11 13 (3.50%) JMS
12 12 (3.23%) Hibernate
12 12 (3.23%) jQuery
12 12 (3.23%) JSON
13 11 (2.96%) Elastic Stack
14 10 (2.70%) 802.1X
14 10 (2.70%) HTML5
14 10 (2.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.55%) Data Structures
3 24 (6.47%) User Experience
4 21 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.85%) Algorithms
6 16 (4.31%) Equities
6 16 (4.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (4.31%) Hedge funds
7 15 (4.04%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.70%) PMI
10 8 (2.16%) Clustering
11 7 (1.89%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.62%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.62%) iSeries
12 6 (1.62%) Social Media
12 6 (1.62%) Wiki
13 5 (1.35%) Reinsurance
14 4 (1.08%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.59%) Linux
2 38 (10.24%) Windows
3 21 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.77%) Unix
5 8 (2.16%) Android
6 7 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.27%) MVS
11 1 (0.27%) Solaris
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (99.46%) Computer Science
2 141 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (28.30%) DevOps
4 91 (24.53%) Problem-Solving
5 65 (17.52%) Microservices
6 54 (14.56%) Scrum
7 43 (11.59%) Software Engineering
8 39 (10.51%) OO
8 39 (10.51%) Project Management
9 35 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (9.43%) Test Automation
10 33 (8.89%) Analytics
11 31 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (7.82%) ITIL
13 28 (7.55%) Mathematics
14 26 (7.01%) Multithreading
15 25 (6.74%) Migration
16 23 (6.20%) Infrastructure as Code
16 23 (6.20%) Open Source
17 22 (5.93%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (25.34%) Java
2 89 (23.99%) Python
3 65 (17.52%) SQL
4 53 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 38 (10.24%) C#
6 29 (7.82%) C++
7 25 (6.74%) Java 8
8 20 (5.39%) PowerShell
9 16 (4.31%) Perl
10 15 (4.04%) Scala
10 15 (4.04%) TypeScript
11 13 (3.50%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.50%) Shell Script
12 12 (3.23%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.16%) PHP
13 8 (2.16%) Ruby
14 7 (1.89%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.62%) C
15 6 (1.62%) Go
16 5 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 371 (100.00%) Degree
2 54 (14.56%) Security Cleared
3 48 (12.94%) Master's Degree
4 41 (11.05%) SC Cleared
5 24 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.31%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (3.23%) CCNA
8 12 (3.23%) MCSE
9 11 (2.96%) PMI Certification
10 10 (2.70%) CCNP
10 10 (2.70%) PMP
11 8 (2.16%) CISSP
11 8 (2.16%) PhD
12 6 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
15 3 (0.81%) SAFe Agilist
15 3 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.63%) QA
2 5 (1.35%) NIST
3 4 (1.08%) GDPR
3 4 (1.08%) MiFID
3 4 (1.08%) PMO
4 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.81%) SLA
5 2 (0.54%) COBIT
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.54%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.27%) GMP
6 1 (0.27%) GRC
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (8.09%) Docker
2 15 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.77%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.89%) XenApp
5 6 (1.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.54%) Firmware
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.54%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.27%) HDFS
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.27%) RACF
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.20%) Ansible
1 23 (6.20%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.23%) Consul
2 12 (3.23%) Istio
2 12 (3.23%) Terraform
3 11 (2.96%) Fluentd
3 11 (2.96%) Grafana
3 11 (2.96%) Kibana
3 11 (2.96%) logstash
3 11 (2.96%) Prometheus
3 11 (2.96%) Rancher
4 8 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.35%) SCCM
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.54%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.36%) Splunk
3 30 (8.09%) Oracle
4 24 (6.47%) Google
5 17 (4.58%) Cisco
5 17 (4.58%) VMware
6 16 (4.31%) SAP
7 11 (2.96%) AppDynamics
7 11 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (2.70%) IBM
9 9 (2.43%) Citrix
10 6 (1.62%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.35%) Databricks
12 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.08%) Twitter
13 3 (0.81%) Adobe
13 3 (0.81%) Fujitsu
13 3 (0.81%) Symantec
13 3 (0.81%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.54%) Demandware